GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Tyler Steenbergen is leading the Western Hockey League with an astounding 21 goals in 13 games. His 35 points also are tops in the league.
Arizona drafted Steenbergen with the 128th overall pick in the 2017. He attended the annual Prospect Development Camp last summer, and then the rookie camp, before heading back to the Swift Current Broncos for a fourth season.
Steenbergen, a 19-year-old center, scored at least one goal in all but two of Swift Current's first 11 games. Remarkably, he scored four goals in a game three times this season.
Steenbergen stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 188 pounds.
"He's got a really good first step," says Tim Bernhardt, Arizona's Director of Amateur Scouting. "If you're going to be smaller, you've got to be quick and he's really quick."
A closer look at Steenbergen's stats reveals he's very efficient in his goal scoring, with 21 goals on just 55 shots. That's an eye-popping 38.2 percent.
The WHL has twice named Steenbergen its Player of the Week, most recently for the week ending Oct. 22.